Sunday, June 7, 2009

Extended Family Portraits :: The Bordner's

Yesterday turned out to be a much-needed gorgeous day after the many days of rain that left most of us feeling like we just stepped off the ark. But, what wonderful green color everywhere as a result! I met the Bordners at Nissley Winery near Elizabethtown for an extended family portrait session that was organized by granddaughter, Tara. At Christmas this past year the family had decided that the last family portrait had been taken nearly 18 years ago, so it was time for an update! We enjoyed walking around the lovely grounds and I had fun getting to know this wonderful family a bit better as we also took time for some mini portrait sessions with individual families. They were very forgiving with me mixing up names (and occasionally children) and were quick to joke and sometimes tease one another, all in good fun. When we were finished they all headed back to Elizabethtown for a picnic. There are more pics than usual in this post~ it was hard to narrow down; a few are from the main session and then some of my favorites from the mini sessions. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Nice photos Marci! Glad you had a nice day!


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